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Montana Tribes Working To Protect Wildlife Migration Paths

A measure in Congress would guarantee $50 million per year in grants for protecting wildlife migration corridors on tribal lands. Shailyn Miller who grew up in Montana is with the Native American Fish and Wildlife Service. She says tribes are already working to protect wildlife migration paths including the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tri...

Congressional Candidates Bring In Big Early Donation Dollars

Republican Ryan Zinke raised nearly $1.4 million in 2021 and Democrat Cora Neumann totaled $856,000 last year leading their primary opponents for Montana’s new western congressional district. Three Republicans and four Democrats have so far announced their candidacies for the new western district Montana picked up after gaining enough resident...

Montanans Pushing For Beef Labeling Act To Pass

Farmers and ranchers are calling for Congress to pass the American Beef Labeling Act so consumers always know where their meat is born and raised which was included in a requirement from 2011 to 2015 until the law was repealed. Opponents of country-of-origin labeling for beef include the World Trade Organization which says it is a trade barrie...

Former Governor Appointed To Public Land Foundation

Former Montana Governor Steve Bullock has been named a founding member of the Foundation for America’s Public Lands by Secretary of the Interior Deb Halland. It will help leverage public and private dollars to conserve protect and restore lands more than 245 million acres of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in 12 western sta...

Montana Senators Lament January 6th Riot

One year after pro-Trump rioters attempted to stop Congress from certifying the 2020 election, Democratic Senator Jon Tester sees the riot as not only shaking American politics domestically but also empowering the nation’s communist adversaries. Republican Senator Steve Daines says it was a sad day for the country and supports the ongoin...

District Judge Shoots Down Vaccination Mandate For Head Start Programs

President Joe Biden cannot require teachers in the 20 Head Start early education programs in Montana serving preschool age children to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or for that matter anywhere else in the United States. Louisiana U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty has ruled the administration unlawfully bypassed Congress handing a victory to 2...

Senator Tester Shares Expectations For Reconciliation Bill

With the $1 trillion plus infrastructure package signed into law the focus in Congress now moves to the nearly $2 trillion reconciliation bill on social spending that is still being negotiated. Senator Jon Tester recently commented on what he hopes will ultimately come out of this bill if it too becomes law of the land. https://northernbroadca...

Final Congressional Map Chosen For Montana

A final congressional map that will shape Montana’s representation in Washington D.C. for the next decade has been chosen by the state’s independent redistricting commission. Congressional Proposal 12 headed to the Montana Secretary of State’s office over the weekend after a 3-2 vote Friday by the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commissi...

Impact Statement Released For Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service recently released the revised Helena–Lewis and Clark National Forest Land Management Plan and final environmental impact statement. The 2.9-million-acre forest is expected to drive management for the next 15 years. The plan recommends protections for 45 rivers or streams as wild and scenic wh...